Aplonis diluvialis Steadman 1989 (Huahine starling)

Aves - Passeriformes - Sturnidae

Full reference: D. W. Steadman. 1989. A new species of starling (Sturnidae, Aplonis) from an archaeological site on Huahine, Society Islands. Notornis 36:161-169

Belongs to Aplonis according to D. W. Steadman and D. S. Pahlavan 1992

See also Steadman 1989

Sister taxa: Aplonis opaca, Aplonis tabuensis

Type specimen: BPBM 166037, a set of limb elements (tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is Fa'ahia site, Huahine, which is in a Holocene lagoonal sandstone in French Polynesia.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Fa'ahia site, Huahine

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